mm-hmm

interjection \ ᵊm , repeated and separated by the voiceless sound h \
variants: or less commonly mm-hm

Definition of mm-hmm

used to indicate agreement, satisfaction, or encouragement to continue speaking
  • "Are you still coming over tonight?" "Yes, mm-hmm, yes."
  • —Gregory Sendi
  • You do such a great job playing Branson. Mm-hmm.
  • —Lara Spencer
  • "Can you imagine? Swimming in place!" Aunt Midge really wants to hit this point home. "And the water is nice and warm, to keep your muscles lithe." "Mm-hmm." I'm not really sold yet on the idea, which is fine because I know Aunt Midge hasn't yet finished her sales pitch.
  • —Kelly Harms

First Known Use of mm-hmm

1934

in the meaning defined above

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